neuroimaging

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neu·​ro·​im·​ag·​ing | \ˌn(y)u̇r-ō-ˈi-mə-jiŋ \

Definition of neuroimaging 

: a clinical specialty concerned with producing images of the brain by noninvasive techniques (such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging) also : imaging of the brain by these techniques

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But neuroimaging has shown that, if a chronic-pain sufferer and an unafflicted person are given the same burn or pinprick, their brains manifest activity differently. Nicola Twilley, The New Yorker, "The Neuroscience of Pain," 9 May 2016 She was soon hired to direct the University of Chicago’s electrical neuroimaging laboratory. Katie Worth, Scientific American, "When Scientists Are Mad about Each Other," 14 Feb. 2014 Behavioral and preliminary neuroimaging findings suggest autism manifests differently in girls. Maia Szalavitz, Scientific American, "Autism—It's Different in Girls," 1 Mar. 2016 Members of the advanced research core are involved in studies that use head impact sensor technology, advanced neuroimaging and biological markers. Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "University of Wisconsin part of major study on concussions in sports," 30 May 2018 The research is also expanding into neuroimaging to see if measuring brain activity from various stimuli can reveal anything about which dogs will succeed as Vapor Wakes. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "Puppy Brain Scans Could Help Pick the Best Bomb Sniffers," 27 May 2018 His research using neuroimaging, or brain scans, to investigate cognitive development has been recognized with several awards. Andrea K. Mcdaniels, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore's Kennedy Krieger Institute hires new CEO," 17 May 2018 Sophisticated neuroimaging machines and brain-computer interfaces detect the electrical activity of neurons, enabling us to decode and even alter the nervous system signals that accompany mental processes. Marcello Ienca, Scientific American, "Preserving the Right to Cognitive Liberty," 1 Aug. 2017 The agency said that the blood test, marketed by Banyan Biomarkers and called the Brain Trauma Indicator, can reduce unnecessary neuroimaging, thus sparing some patients radiation exposure. Washington Post, "National Digest: Federal judge in homelessness case visits California encampment," 6 Mar. 2018

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neuroimaging

noun
neu·​ro·​im·​ag·​ing | \ˌn(y)u̇r-ō-ˈim-ə-jiŋ \

Medical Definition of neuroimaging 

: a clinical specialty concerned with producing images of the brain by noninvasive techniques (as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron-emission tomography) also : imaging of the brain by these techniques

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